NEW: Fire Safety and Security Resources

Fire Safety and Security Resources

Wood WORKS! BC with the assistance of the Canadian Wood Council has expanded its website to include a special section highlighting fire resources to help support and advance design and building with wood. The new section, titled Fire Safety and Security, includes fire studies and statistics from both industry and academia, construction site fire safety and fire response information, facts about insurance and news about the BC building and fire codes.


NEW Case Study: Industrial Buildings

NEW! Case Study on Wood in Commercial Buildings

Wood WORKS! BC is pleased to announce completion of its latest case study on commercial buildings.

This case study examines two wood buildings, both with primary retail commercial occupancies, but which employ different mass timber products to achieve very different effects. Askew’s Uptown Supermarket in Salmon Arm, BC, features an expansive nail-laminated timber (NLT) roof while the Whistler Community Services Society Building in Whistler, BC, uses a robust, utilitarian exposed glued-laminated timber (glulam) and cross-laminated timber (CLT) structure as befits the building’s industrial setting.  

Download or order your copies of this and many other case studies from our resource page HERE


2019 Wood Design Award Winners Announced

Excellence in structural and architectural wood design recognized at 2019 Wood Design Awards in BC


VANCOUVER, March 4, 2019 /CNW/ – Inspired architecture and innovative structural engineering using wood in a remarkable diversity of building types, sizes and purposes were in the spotlight tonight at the 15th annual 2019 Wood Design Awards in BC, sponsored by Wood WORKS! BC.

More than 400 distinguished architects, structural engineers, developers, project teams together with industry sponsors and guests, gathered this evening to celebrate excellence in contemporary wood design and building. The annual awards event at the Vancouver Convention Centre recognizes innovation and leadership in advancing wood use in design and building while honoring structural and architectural achievement using wood.  There were 103 nominations in 14 categories from many locations in BC as well as the US and Asia, with international projects in China, Korea and Tajikistan. READ MORE
View the News Wire story HERE
View a video of the winning projects HERE
View the project story boards HERE

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Job Opportunity

Technical Advisor- Wood WORKS! BC Program

The Canadian Wood Council (CWC) is the national association of the structural wood products industry.  CWC is seeking a dynamic, action oriented, results driven, Technical Advisor for its Wood WORKS! BC program, to advance and expand the demand for wood products, engineered and value-added wood components and wood systems in institutional, commercial and taller residential buildings in BC.  Please CLICK HERE for the job description. 

Resumes and cover letters will be received until Friday, August 30, 2019 and can be e-mailed to